Beijing Olympic Games Statistics

Some stats about the Olympic Games in Beijing

  • 28 Olympic programs, 302 sub-categories
  • 302 gold medals
  • 10,500 athletes are expecte to participate
  • 21,880 torchbearers will run 137,000 km over 130 days
  • The National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) covers an area of 258,000 sq. meters
  • The Bird’s Nest has 91,000 seats
  • The surface of the National Aquatics Center is covered by 1,437 pieces of transparant material
  • The highest price for the opening ceremony tickets is 5000 Renminbi, the lowest is 200 Renminbi
  • Beijing expects 550,000 international visitors and 2.4 million domestic spectators
  • Over 800 star-class hotels and 4,000 hostels will provide about 420,000 overprized rooms
  • If you have an established domicile in China you can try to get a ticket on the offical Beijing Olympics website. Phase 1 has ended but in October 2007 there is a new chance.

    Source Cityweekend August 2-15 2007

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